Government Partners

In every community, quality of life is a primary concern.  Through partnership with the Colorado Springs Philharmonic, elected and municipal leaders throughout the Pikes Peak region have supported their firm belief that the arts and culture make a community a richer, more vibrant place to work, live, and raise a family.

City of Colorado Springs – The Fourth of July
Imagine the largest public gathering of the year – 80,000 people assembling at Memorial Park for an unforgettable Independence Day celebration.  This event, begun in 1971, is a mainstay of community life in Colorado Springs featuring performances of military bands and the Colorado Springs Philharmonic, followed by the region’s largest fireworks display over Prospect Lake.  The event is funded in large part by the Lodgers and Automobile Rental Tax (LART) fund, which is maintained by the City of Colorado Springs.

El Paso County – General Support
Recognizing the sizble economic impact and audience accessibility of the Colorado Springs Philharmonic, the El Paso County Enterprise Zone has extended openhearted financial support to the general operations of the Philharmonic.

City of Woodland Park – Symphony Above the Clouds
Every year on July 5 (yes, the Fifth of July), you’ll find the Colorado Springs Philharmonic in performance in beautiful Woodland Park, “The City Above the Clouds.” Residents are treated to a musical performance and exciting fireworks display.  The City of Woodland Park joins with the Ute Pass Symphony Guild to make the event possible.